As part of our commitment to broadening children’s experience at school and nurturing personal development, we offer a full and dynamic programme of co-curricular activities. We aim to meet the cultural, physical, aesthetic and intellectual needs and interests of the children outside as well as inside the classroom
All children are encouraged to join this programme which runs after school and during lunch breaks. By way of example, the following activities have regularly been offered during the course of this academic year: art, chess, cricket, crossword, dance, debating, design technology, drama, fencing, fives, football, gym, running, history, ICT, newspaper, (beginners’) Spanish, outdoor education, philosophy, rounders, singing, squash, swimming, tennis, table tennis, touch typing, water polo and young entrepreneurs.
FROM OUR PUPILS...
‘I’m in the tennis squad and the football team and the choir. Newspaper Club is great fun and our articles are published in ‘Highgate Hotspot’ (called not-so-Hotspot at the moment), which we sell to raise funds for a charity we choose. I wrote about animals and my friend did an interview with Mr James. In the DT Club we can use the big machines and lots of different resources so I made a clock and a tank (but that didn’t work very well).’
‘We do big drama productions in Years 4 and 6 and we performed ‘Bugsy Malone’ to our parents. It was great because everybody in Year 6 had a role, either performing or as part of the stage crew. I really like Drama lessons and we used an app on our iPads to make a movie, which was very exciting.’
‘The Maths Club with St. Michael’s Primary School is a fun way to practise more Maths, and I like the puzzles and riddles best. They are very hard to work out but that makes it even better because it’s my favourite subject and it has made me think about different ways of solving problems. I’ve made friends with the children at St Michael’s too.’
‘I play double bass in school and I am part of the Orchestra. I like playing with other year groups. This year in Choir we are singing some really great songs and the Orchestra plays in the big concerts too. Lots of children here play an instrument and all the Year 3 children are part of a strings project, so they are really lucky.’